Governance in World Affairs / Edition 1

Governance in World Affairs / Edition 1

by Oran R. Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801486238

ISBN-13: 9780801486234

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: Cornell University Press

In this book Oran Young extends and generalizes his earlier work on international environmental regimes to present a comprehensive account of the current status and future prospects of regime theory as a way of thinking about governance in world affairs.Young organizes his assessment around two overarching issues. The first emphasizes the idea that regimes are dynamic…  See more details below

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In this book Oran Young extends and generalizes his earlier work on international environmental regimes to present a comprehensive account of the current status and future prospects of regime theory as a way of thinking about governance in world affairs.Young organizes his assessment around two overarching issues. The first emphasizes the idea that regimes are dynamic systems. An understanding of regime formation is thus a springboard for inquiries into the effectiveness of these arrangements once they become operational and into the processes through which regimes change over time. The second stresses the importance of fostering a dialogue between scholars who espouse distinct ways of thinking about international institutions: the collective-action perspective arising from the fields of economics and public choice and the social-practice perspective associated with the fields of sociology and anthropology.Within this framework, the book offers cutting-edge contributions regarding the tasks institutions perform, the effectiveness of regimes, institutional change, and linkages among distinct regimes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801486234
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acronyms and Abbreviations
1Governance without Government1
2Regime Tasks and Types24
3The Problem of Problem Structure50
4Is Enforcement the Achilles' Heel of International Regimes?79
5The Effectiveness of International Regimes108
6Toward a Theory of Institutional Change133
7Institutional Interplay in International Society163
8Regime Theory: Past, Present, and Future189
Index217

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